Nelly, Carole Baskin, Johnny Weir set for 'DWTS' Season 29

Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Tiger King star Carole Baskin, ice skater Johnny Weir, rapper Nelly and more will be competing on Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America announced on Wednesday.

Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe, Cheer coach Monica Aldama, NFL star Vernon Davis, Disney Channel star Skai Jackson, Catfish host Nev Schulman, actress Anne Heche, One Day at a Time star Justina Machado, NBA star Charles Oakley, The Real co-host Jennie Mai, and Selling Sunset star Chrishell, will also appear on the new season when it premieres Sept. 14 on ABC.


Backstreet Boy member AJ McLean and Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe were previously announced for Season 29.

"Get ready, you cool cats and kittens," Baskin said on GMA while dancing with a plush tiger.

Dancing with the Stars Season 29 will be hosted by Tyra Banks, who is replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Bergeron has hosted more than 400 episodes of the dancing series since 2005. while Andrews joined him in 2014.


Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, Peta Murgatroyd, Gleb Savchenko will appear as the dancing pros.

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